About The I-80 Coalition

Statement of Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of the I-80 coalition is to accelerate the completion of the “I-80 Project” by the end of 2023. The coalition will accomplish its purpose by:

  • Engaging a broad group of concerned and interested stakeholders in a grass roots campaign;
  • Becoming well informed of all current and possible ways to complete the “I-80 Project”;
  • Sharing all available information and research with public and private decision makers; and
  • Funding a public information and lobbying initiative to influence a positive decision-making pathway to complete the project.

I-80 Coalition Members

The Will County Center for Economic Development and partners from throughout the public and private sectors are working together to provide an improved transportation system along Interstate 80.

Members of the I-80 Coalition include:

  • Municipalities
  • Municipal Associations
  • Local, state & federal officials
  • Public transit agencies
  • Building Trades
  • Community business and contractors’ associations
  • Public relations
  • Media
  • Legal and lobbying firms
  • Higher Education

Members of Business & Industry, including:

  • Private business enterprises
  • Major Will County employers
  • Real estate developers
  • Transportation contractors
  • Material supply companies
  • Engineering companies
  • Transit, transportation, distribution & logistics companies
  • Railroads
  • Agribusiness

News & Updates

IDOT 5-year plan includes big improvements on I-80, I-55 in Will County

The Illinois Department of Transportation on Tuesday released a $21.3 billion five-year highway improvement plan with five major projects in Will County. The plan includes $3.2 billion in spending for fiscal year 2021, but IDOT warned that funding could be curtailed because of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

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I-80 Public Hearings

You're InvitedI-80 Ridge Road to US Route 30 Public Hearings Wed. Nov. 6, 2019Holiday Inn1472 Rock Creek BoulevardJoliet, IL 60431 Thurs. Nov. 7, 2019All Nation Church of GodCommunity Life Center503 Water StreetJoliet, IL 60436   Des Plaines Bridges News

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Highway Projects Everywhere

Will County sees bonanza of infrastructure improvements

The state highway improvement plan for the next five years has something big in store for every part of Will County.

The Interstate 80 project that has captured the most attention promises improved bridges, new interchanges and other improvements through Joliet to the western end of the county.

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J.B. barnstorms behind capital plan

Pritzker signed the capital bill and kicked off his day in East St. Louis, then continued on to the Lincoln Depot State Historic Site in Springfield and held another event in the afternoon within sight of the infamous Interstate 80 bridge across the Des Plaines River, set to be replaced as part of $1.2 billion in the plan earmarked for multiple bridge replacements and road upgrades in Joliet and Will County.

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Traffic Shifts For I-80-US 30 Interchange Reconstruction

The new interchange is expected to be complete in late 2021.

NEW LENOX, IL — Traffic will be shifted for the reconstruction of the I-80 – US 30 interchange in New Lenox starting June 3. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, traffic will be shifted to the right on the eastbound lanes between Gougar and Francis roads during the overnight hours on Monday, weather permitting.

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